EJ Johnson Goes From Shaved Head to Blond Bombshell in a Dramatic Hair Transformation
EJ Johnson has just updated his hair in a major way!
The son of NBA legend Magic Johnson unveiled a new blond hairstyle on Instagram Monday. “She can do both #teamthis,” EJ, 26, captioned a selfie of his lighter locks that were styled in a lob cut and dramatic side part.
But fans and followers of the Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills reality star have come to know his hair transformation, especially blond wigs.
In late January, EJ had a similar blond metamorphosis when he enjoyed a night on the town dressed in a platinum bob as well as a black crop top and color coordinate Hermes Birkin bag.
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And Halloween 2017 was the time for a plethora of fun looks.
From disguising as Disney villain Cruella de Vil to dressing up as Helen of Troy, the former EJNYC star unveiled a series of different hair pieces.
EJ’s blond hair reveal comes one week after he broke his silence his best friend Lyric McHenry’s tragic death.
Nearly two weeks after 26-year-old McHenry, who was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant, died of a suspected drug overdose, Johnson publicly addressed her death on Instagram in a comment to a fan.
“I’m going to make this clear to everyone there will be no mourning post because I’m not going to reduce a 25yr friendship to 1 Instagram post,” EJ wrote.
McHenry, who appeared on E!’s EJNYC with Johnson, died on Aug. 14, the same day she was celebrating her birthday with friends.
Why EJ Johnson is not transitioning
In the latest episode of “EJNYC,” EJ Johnson confessed he once thought about transitioning into a woman.
“Since everybody’s talking about Caitlyn Jenner and being transgender, people are quick to say, ‘Oh just because you’re dressing like that means that you’re going to transition to become a woman,’” Johnson frustratedly explained to his therapist in a preview of Wednesday’s episode.
The 24-year-old son of Magic Johnson is known for putting his own spin on womenswear and is sometimes compared to other fashionable women — most recently Kim Kardashian.
“I thought about it, for sure,” he said. “I was just like, ‘Well do I want to transition? Is this something that I would do?’ But I don’t feel incomplete in that way. I don’t feel the need to do that.”
Though he denies wanting to follow in the footsteps of Jenner, 66, Johnson would still like to learn more about transgender people.
“I’m interested to talk about what it means to actually transition — like if you’re going to take that leap or that step, what’s going on mentally that’s telling you, ‘This is what I need to do,’” Johnson explained. “Because I don’t feel that way.”
Johnson dropped more than 100 pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in the summer of 2014. As the pounds shed, so did his clothes.
“If I come out in a Diane Sawyer interview and I’m like, ‘Diane, I just wanted to let the world know, I am becoming a woman.’ Until that day, everybody needs to have a seat,” Johnson quipped in Season 4 of “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.”
Magic Johnson Apologized to His Son EJ Johnson After EJ Came Out: ‘I Just Need Time’
Magic Johnson is one of the most iconic athletes in basketball history. In 1991, the 13-season Lakers star married his wife, Cookie, who gave birth to their son EJ Johnson soon after. Magic and EJ have a great relationship, but they’re also open about the work it takes. Find out why so many people want to know about the famous father-son duo — and why Magic apologized to EJ several years ago.
How did EJ Johnson come out as gay?
Celebrities often grow accustomed to having their privacy invaded by paparazzi. Nevertheless, the media too often shows a lack of boundaries. EJ can relate to this all too well. In 2013, TMZ published a story with photos of EJ holding hands with his then-boyfriend. In the photos, EJ Johnson looks confident in an outfit that captures his fashion-forward personality.
This was the first time he was out in the public as gay. But EJ had already discussed his sexual orientation with his family. In an interview with The New York Times, he admitted that his mom suspected he may have been gay and tried to initiate the conversation in the past. EJ ultimately decided to come out before beginning college at New York University.
When TMZ featured EJ holding hands with his boyfriend, some were surprised to learn that he is gay. However, it was not a shock to his parents. Since EJ Johnson’s sexual orientation has become public, his famous father has appeared in interviews speaking out about the importance of embracing children for who they are.
Interestingly enough, EJ spilled all the inside tea when he appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk. The discussion on Smith’s talk show revealed that Magic’s initial reaction didn’t have quite the same tone and message. When the NBA star first learned that EJ was gay, Magic expressed that this wasn’t what he wanted for his son. He also questioned if EJ was sure he knew what he was saying.
After the discussion, Magic’s wife made sure to let him know that his reaction wasn’t OK. Magic admitted to blurting out the first thing that came to his mind. The next day, he apologized to his son as he emotionally told him they were going to get through this. Magic added that he just needed more time. Though his first reaction may not have been perfect, he definitely seems to be in a better place now.
Over the past few years, EJ Johnson has been open about his sexuality and perspective on gender. EJ often will reflect on his childhood and his innate inclination toward fashion and design. He shared that it was his mother who taught him a lot about brands like Chanel and Versace. When he was younger he would love playing with dolls.
Nowadays, EJ Johnson seems to be living his dreams. His role as an influencer is a staple in his work that is grounded in gender-flouting. He also takes great pride in his skills and talents as a make-up artist. EJ Johnson has definitely shown the world that he is an unstoppable force. Hopefully, Magic Johnson and his son will continue to put the work in and have a positive relationship.